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Angeline4
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October 21, 2015 1:33 pm  

I will be moving to St. Croix in a couple months and I am in the process of trying to set up a charitable foundation to bring with me that can help the islands. I am curious as to what the ppl who are living in St. Croix would think would be the best way to help the island. What is the greatest needs? Personal or economical? I can do all the research I want but I think it is better to get ideas from the islanders themselves. They are there and know what is needed to help. Any ideas are welcome. Thank you!


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October 21, 2015 2:05 pm  

ECONOMIC TO BE SURE. but there seems to be a huge breakdown in the "family" which of course leads to a million other problems


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October 21, 2015 2:40 pm  

Recycling!


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Angeline4
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October 21, 2015 3:27 pm  

ECONOMIC TO BE SURE. but there seems to be a huge breakdown in the "family" which of course leads to a million other problems

Can you elaborate on "breakdown in the family"?


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October 21, 2015 4:23 pm  

This thread could get very interesting....(tu)

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October 21, 2015 4:45 pm  

All our social outreach programs are making do barebones. Education/mentoring, assistance for the housebound elderly eking out a living on social security, help for the physically and/or mentally handicapped, assistance for children unable to be cared for by parents - that's just a mere few and there's a veritable slew of them including animal welfare programs.


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October 21, 2015 6:07 pm  

Our abandoned animals have shelters overflowing and are killed by the hundreds annually because these not enough space, funds, fosters or volunteers. There is not a single no kill shelter here in VI.


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October 21, 2015 6:20 pm  

Angeline, are you familiar with any of our island foundations? You might want to take a look at Community Foundation VI and Peter and Patricia Gruber Foundation. I think International Capital and Management also has a respected foundation. You might get some ideas by seeing what they do and maybe identify a need they're not meeting.


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OldTart
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October 21, 2015 7:39 pm  

This list of USVI non profits and charities may be of interest:

http://greatnonprofits.org/state/Virgin%20Islands


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October 21, 2015 9:00 pm  

There is also the St. Croix Foundation...


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ms411
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October 21, 2015 9:07 pm  

A foundation that can help people pay medical expenses is probably the greatest need in the community on all islands. The percentage of working people without health insurance is much higher here than in most states, and the hospitals are suffering because of it.

The posts on this site regarding health insurance are some of the most popular, and I'm not sure expat insurance is the answer.

Please consider.


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October 21, 2015 9:44 pm  

The posts on this site regarding health insurance are some of the most popular, and I'm not sure expat insurance is the answer.

An expatriate is one who lives outside his native country. US citizens who live here aren't expatriates.


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October 21, 2015 10:04 pm  

Thanks, OT. I know that and you know that, but note the number of posts soliciting for biz on this site. I know a few Americans here who have expat insurance, but not sure if they've ever made a claim and had it paid.


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Angeline4
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October 26, 2015 4:53 pm  

Thank for the info. I am getting started on trying to locate grants for these issues.


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ms411
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October 26, 2015 5:40 pm  

The VI gets lots of grants - probably more than their fair share based on comments. I was under the impression you had funds to target needs. I think I'm a little disappointed.


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October 26, 2015 10:35 pm  

Our abandoned animals have shelters overflowing and are killed by the hundreds annually because these not enough space, funds, fosters or volunteers. There is not a single no kill shelter here in VI.

https://www.gofundme.com/mamabearsfencefund

I'm working on it. 🙂


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October 26, 2015 11:58 pm  

Good work Jamison. (tu):@)
Donated and shared.


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Jamison
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October 27, 2015 10:42 am  

Good work Jamison. (tu):@)
Donated and shared.

Thank you so much. 🙂


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Angeline4
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October 29, 2015 4:18 pm  

That would be why I said "I am in the process of trying to set up a charitable foundation"! I have to know what I am working for before I can work on funding. I'm not a millionaire! Wish I was but life hasn't worked that way for me lol


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October 29, 2015 5:22 pm  

The VI gets lots of grants - probably more than their fair share based on comments. I was under the impression you had funds to target needs. I think I'm a little disappointed.

Don't look a gift horse in the mouth.
A little something is better than a lot of nothing.
Why be disappointed with someone willing to identify a need and help?


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